In order for us to understand the medieval and renaissance mindset, we have to understand what they were reading.
Trying to rebuild the assumptions and cultural context of the authors of books of magic is essential, and thus becoming well versed in the literary and scientific canon of those eras is helpful and perhaps mandatory.
At the very least, it is deeply beautiful and enriching.
Published by Clifford Hartleigh Low
Clifford is an accomplished practitioner of several schools of magic for thirty-five years, and holds a B.A. in Psychology from NYU. He has spent fifteen years researching Medieval and Renaissance astrological magic, and grimoires like the Picatrix. Merging his interest in dark aesthetics with deep study of historical materials, he is an outspoken proponent of wealth magic, weather magic, healing magic, tarot and black magic. His diverse influences include Hoodoo, Kabbalah, and Greco-Roman Magic. A former promoter and DJ, he sometimes enjoys throwing lavish parties.
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